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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Serotine bat

Binomial name: Eptesicus serotinus, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, 1774

The serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) is a fairly large Eurasian bat with quite large ears. It has a wingspan of around 37 cm and often hunts in woodland. It sometimes roosts in buildings, hanging upside down, in small groups or individually.

Diet

Similarly to Nyctalus or Plecotus species, the Serotine is mainly an aerial hawker focusing on hunting flying prey.

Echolocation

The frequencies used by this bat species for echolocation lie between 25–55 kHz, have most energy at 31 kHz and have an average duration of 8.8 ms.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Eptesicus
Species
Eptesicus serotinus

Common names

  • English: Serotine
  • Spanish: Murciélago Hortelano
  • French:
    • Grande Sérotine
    • Sérotine Commune

Synonyms

  • Eptesicus isabellinus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1840)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Range map of Eptesicus serotinus in Thailand